Every major revival of the 20th century involved God attempting to restore His control over the Church in an experiential way, not just in a theological or doctrinal understanding. If the Church is to be the leaven for all people and if we are to see the kingdom of God ever expanding, we can’t trust in ourselves but in the fire and might of the Holy Spirit.
It’s easy for your inbox to be overloaded with emails, meeting requests, and documents to review. Not only can it clutter up your digital workspace, but important items on your to-do list can fall through the cracks. Thankfully, there are many tools available that allow for easier communication.
Though sinless, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism of John the Baptist so that we could be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Through our baptismal vows, we commit to share Jesus’ concern for the lost and broken. If Jesus was willing to live a life of service for the poor, we must do the same or we can’t call ourselves his followers.
Parishes are busy, and the job of analyzing results from parish campaigns and parishioner giving patterns are often an afterthought. Just because it’s worked in the past, doesn’t always mean it will work in the future. This includes parish tithing.
The magi followed a star so they could worship someone they knew nothing about. In their rejoicing, the wise men gave earthly treasures, but their greatest gift was offering Jesus their time. Do you follow the promptings of your heart to seek Christ, giving him honor and respect? He humbly waits for us to come and adore him.
One December, my oldest son informed us that he would be getting up early on Christmas to serve breakfast to homeless people at a nearby shelter. We’re a good Christian family, but we never before had that tradition. My son had thrown a wrench into our plans.
Oftentimes thought of as a self-seeking group always plugged into their iPhones, Millennials are a misunderstood group. In order to find out how best to engage millennial givers, it’s imperative to learn who they are and what they value most.
We are called to care for all the human souls God created. Because in protecting, nurturing, and tending to our earthly families, we shape the family of God. All we have to do is be willing to be led and learn to listen. God always needs to be the one to give us direction, and this feast of the Holy Family reminds us of this once again.
When we try to tackle life alone, we can find ourselves in a very lonely position. Just like Jesus’ parents, we need God to assist us and provide us with the strength for what lies ahead. Every parent needs God to become more than they can be on their own.
In today’s ever-growing technological society, we have a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to our parish appeals. In this latest blog, we cover four growing trends in the fundraising field and how to customize them for your next parish appeal.